This book consists of essays about the life and times of the author. They start with happenings in the author’s childhood and end with occurrences in his adult life. They tell about growing up in East Texas and moving to Chicago. The author describes the good, bad, and ugly times. He speaks candidly and to the point. These essays are easy reading and meant to inspire and motivate. You will find them extremely interesting and enjoyable. The essays vary in length: from 1,000 to 2,500 words. He did take one of the other forks in the road.